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    Katana Tongue ReinhartX's Avatar
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    Default F.A.Q for new members and cosplayers

    well seeing as there are many new people who are new in sgcafe and the world of cosplaying i decided to create some FAQ thread to let them know about the basics..

    Starting By first welcoming to sgcafe where our community is 99% friendly and the 1% goes to trolls that doesnt have anything better to do


    1) What are the Do and Dont's in a Cosplay event?? THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT


    refer to this ettiqutte thread here, credits go to Naoko
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=22471

    2) What are the cosplay or jrock events that are held in Singapore or maybe Malaysia

    refer to the events thread here
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=42745
    credits go to sarahcoldheart

    Major Events are usually the
    Cosfest - Usually 2 day events...this is the biggest one as representatives to represent singapore
    in japan are chosen in this event....
    STAC EOY - End of year cosplay

    Usually every year there are new events that involves anime and cosplaying appearing in singapore for the first time, such as the Anime Festival 2008, just do keep in track via the events section

    3) Where can i get cosplay costumes , wether tailed or ready-made or cosplay accessories such as contact lens , rings , etc and props as well

    SgMarket section especially commerical entities has people advertising on selling costumes that are tailored or ready made...

    Some places which i know include......
    Elysium Cosplay
    Pan in the box - Chinatown point
    Otaku House - Suntec my.playground
    Haru - Far east Plaza

    as for accessories u would also have to do some research and go various places to find one that suits..

    Props wise it wouldnt hurt to get materials and build it from scratch such as some weapons right? at least theres some effort in the costume...

    for materials u can go artfriend and get, i learned how to make my weapons and other props from the materials...

    For Tutorials on making common props such as a mask or katana , and how to take care of wigs
    go here
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=50081
    credits to naoko

    If all else fails...it wouldnt hurt to ask ur teammates or friends for help

    You can look in this thread for more infomation...
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=23865
    Once again credits goes to Naoko =)

    4) Im new here and i dont know anyone etc

    start by introducing yourself at the introduction section , if you are interested to cosplay a certain character from an anime , look at the cosplay grouping section to see if there is a team for that anime and join it if theres slots or they accepting doubles...if not maybe look for another character which you can do...

    in most cases just join wadever outing that some of us organizes in the events section and join in and get to know ppl..most of the outings haf ppl that doesnt know one another....

    in other cases its u visit the photos section alot and if u do recongize that cosplayer when u meet him/her just say hi and intro urself...they may know u too

    Im sure every1 here is friendly and socialising =)

    5) Some people might have this problem like cosplaying costs quite some amount and sometimes parents dont feel comfortable with us cosplaying

    well the best answer is probably to attend one of the events and have a feel of it urself and see wether its good or bad...yes costumes usually is expensive but it wouldnt hurt to save part of your allowance for it right??? we are still considered " wierd people " by the public especially if we are in costume mode in public transports...thou cosplaying is getting a slight more attention nationwide...

    and why do u care what ppl haf to say about u cosplaying? just because they say u doesnt meant u cant cosplay....be urself and do what u like instead of following what ppl say....

    6) Is Lolita / Punk Considered cosplay?

    the answer is NO

    7) Im new to cosplay..should i form / join a team or solo?

    My suggestion is to actually join a team for your first cosplay

    Its a good way to get experience and learn many things through your first time, its also a good to get to get your first few or many friends among the community

    9) So what character you think i should cosplay as my first time??

    no1 can answer that question for u...find a character that u like and probably fits your personality...

    do note that cosplay is not about just dressing up...if your character is the emo type...you have to be emo...it would be wierd if u see a Jigoku Shoujo Enma Ai laughing in pics no?? of course omake shots are for fun its ok, and there are times you just laugh because your doing funny things or see funny stuffs, that is still ok, assume those times you are not in character mode

    remember accuracy and portay of the character is more important that ur physical looks.


    10) what is cosF***?

    As of what i know cosF**** refers to people cosplay chars that look very wierd compared to anime...example missing parts / wrong designs etc...and those who just want to insult the characters

    refer to this thread for more information
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=42248

    11) In the event of a Hentai jiji photograhper

    for girls especially...this is very important...read this thread for more imformation

    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=50081
    credits to kiwiwi

    and both guys and girls if you are alert do help one another spot potential HJJ photographers doing wierd photography...try to avoid confrontation...just do inform the cosplayer about the incident and tell her to be careful..... we should all help one another out

    OVERALL : have fun....no1 really expects perfection in a cosplay...just do the most accurate as u can be....
    Last edited by ReinhartX; Jun 14th, 09 at 10:32 PM.

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    Wow kudos for taking the effort to do this! Bet it'll come in handy for some poor lost cosplayer soul ^^


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    Well, if there are no open slots in the groupings can also solo-cosplay~

    Ups for the effort!


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    this would be good as a sticky.^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by yukiharu_ai View Post
    this would be good as a sticky.^^
    Yep i agree! Good job there reinhart


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    Hi-zz

    Just to add: if you're desperate to lose weight for cosplay or just want to change your body shape (the right way). Please refer to my Cosplayer's Gym thread on here:

    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=43144

    Basically teaches people how to lose weight the correct way and how to look awesome in your cosplay outfit.

    Grimsg


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    LOL. That was just great info for everyone.

    As a add-on:

    Are lolitas and j-rock considered cosplay?

    No, Cosplay refers to the dressing up and posing of a certain non-existant character which has, in real life, no history. Of course, they're anime characters. Lolita and j-rock have an actual history about it, so nothing fictional about that.


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    can kenshi put this as a sticky? it would save alota spams..

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    i am following the guide
    and its so hard to find a group


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    Hmm, you can slowly browse through the Cosplay grouping thread ~
    but if nobody has created the group you wanted to join, and you don't want to solo, you can always create your own group ^^

    But a word of warning though, it can really be hard work, and your teammates might ask you a lot of questions about where to get this and that, and so on, so be prepared : D

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    AGree that it's not easy to organise a team especially you are still new.
    It always prefer to join grp or some experience cosplayer if you are new so they can guide you through.
    You will also learn where to get material and how to do some simple handwork likes props and etc.

    You will face more prob when you handling a grp like people drop out suddenly or can't make it for your meet up and all..

    Got to know how to handle situation like if your team member is busy with their work how you gonna contact them or past the information to them.

    Lots of work ya..? Gain some experience before open up your favourite anime team..

    You can join my team and gain experience first.. XD


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    allenbunny> Slothx-san said was correct as a Team leader not only need to create a team but to manage it .. things like tailoring, meetings, props and many more.... joining a team that it is already there first would be much better... learn and then carry out the skills you learn...

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    This is a really useful thread.


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    This thread has definitely answered most of my questions,THANK YOU!
    Im' going 2 start my first cosplay le,dunno who 2 cosplay as.C if i can join in the fun of the matsuri's upcoming event.Im goin 2 my playground for the first time soon XD
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